(FixThisNation.com) – Late on Monday, former President Trump’s lawyers requested the legal team make a sweeping request for new evidence and documents which would allow them to relitigate the 2020 election. This evidence will be included in the legal battle regarding Trump’s alleged attempt to remain in power following the 2020 presidential election.
The documents requested include information about the attempts made by foreign powers to interfere with the election in 2016 and are requesting for a number of materials that the U.S. intelligence agencies had prepared for the 2020 election. In the request, they also reiterated some of the baseless claims regarding widespread fraud which supposedly shifted the race outcome.
Trump’s lawyers have argued that he is entitled to access to all information that concerns how foreign influence was used to target the presidential election. They further accused the House Committee responsible for investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack of not having taken into account all the available evidence that was directly related to the role that foreign influence had on the 2020 election.
During the trial, Trump’s attorneys will also need to show whether or not Trump believed the allegations of influence, while the prosecution is going to attempt to show that Trump had deliberately ignored the advice of his counselors who had let him know that he had lost the presidential election and there was no way for him to legally remain in the White House.
Trump has made a number of motions as part of this case and has often claimed that this is a case of “vindictive” prosecution. His lawyers have also used this line of reasoning claiming that this was part of the efforts to block Trump from winning the presidential election in 2024.
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